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24Sep2016

McGill Sports Talk

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Please find below the download link for the CBT lecture examining common psychological factors in sports, working and clinical practice.   sports_mcgill
03Feb2016

Medical Leaves and Mustard Plasters (con’t)

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In my previous post, I made the point that although the family physician provides the official “time-off-work-for stress” letter, the principal decision-maker is the patient. I argued that most workers under stress debate the pro’s and con’s of setting the medical leave in motion very much like we all did as children when awakening with
14Dec2015

Medical Leaves and Muster Plasters

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It’s 7 am on a rainy February day in the middle of week when I’m 10 years old and just waking up with a detectable, and if amplified, quite apparent scratchy throat.   As a university professor with a private practice in workplace psychology, that specific day is very much in the past. However, I
25Nov2015

The Angst of Graduate School Applications

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In my undergraduate McGill class of very bright psychology majors, we were pleasantly diverted from the regular cognitive behavior therapy topic of the day to talk about undergraduate education in Psychology. My own career experience rests much more with internship training of doctoral-level students in clinical psychology, however I was eager to hear what the
22Nov2015

College Rankings

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The Economist magazine has a great calculator to estimate the added economic value of attending a particular university.  By developing a regression equation that uses a range of student, college and geographical data to predict the subsequent earnings of each graduate, one can easily search the table to find whether a particular institution is above or
18Nov2015

Personality, Big Data and Marketing

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Can the mining of big date effectively tailor political or advertising communication to match basic personality dimensions in a target audience.   In other words, if you’re a voter, who is extraverted and therefore someone who values assertiveness and positive emotions, can the product or political message be tailored to your own personality. A pioneering company
22Sep2014

Beware of psychological advice

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  There’s an old joke applied to many disciplines, certainly to my field of psychology: Why does the university routinely amputate the right hand of each newly graduated doctoral student? -Because then the newly minted psychologist will never be able to say: “on the one hand and on the other…” I was reminded of some
07Sep2014

McGill Psychology 408 Syllabus 2014

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Course Outline  Principles of CBTFall 2014 Psych 408  Dr Ian Bradley (ian.bradley@mcgill.ca)   Time and Location: FridaysLeacock 1098:30 – 11:30     Textbook: Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Core Principles for Practice by William T. O’Donohue (Editor), Jane E. Fisher (Editor) July 2012, Hardcover (E-book also available)   Introduction: My goal is to introduce the student to the
25Aug2014

Ethics ( cont ); Lessons in Management, Part VIII

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In my previous post, I described the organizational structure that allowed our hospital’s department of psychology to develop and manage mental health programs that directly served the public. These were delivered directly by psychologists working in the Department of Psychology and not on multidisciplinary team. I also outlined the threats to the maintenance of this
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